The system is running in low-graphics mode 12.04.1 - IBM ThinkPad-X60

Asked by Mark Delahaye on 2013-03-12

Can you help resolve this problem please anyone??? IBM ThinkPad-X60 12.01.0

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What is the output of :

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #2

sudo: lshw-C"command not found
No LSB modules are available

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #3

C: command not found sorry!

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #4

Please copy and paste command. There is an error lshw -c.

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #5

VGA compatible controller
Product: mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Intergrated Controller
Intel Corp
Physical ID: 2

I must have retyped it wrong (missed a space) What else do you need? I'm using a mac to type here and trying to sort my daughters ThinkPad with a bandage on my finger, sorry!!!

please copy and paste the command as one command and copy and paste the output in full

thanks

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #7

I'm working on two machines so I can't copy & paste... Sorry, like I said: Online on the Mac trying to sort the Ubuntu ThinkPad next to me... tell me what you're looking for and I'll re-type it carefully. Thats all I can do :(

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #8

*-display:0
VGA compatible controller
product: mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical ID: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
Version: 03
width: 32 bits
Clock:33 mhz
capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:ee100000-ee17ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee200000-ee23ffff

*-display:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical ID: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
Version: 03
width: 32 bits
Clock:33 mhz
capabilities: pm cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:ee100000-ee17ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee200000-ee23ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID : Ununtu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release : 12.04
Codename : precise
Linux Mark-ThinkPad-X60 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri JUL27 17:04:05 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 i386 i386 GNU/Linux

This is the LOT!!!

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #9

ERROR typing:

 * display:1 UNCLAIMED

resources: memory: ee180000-ee1ffff

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #10

Please don't give up on me guys - my daughter lost her baby after 2 days and the only pics on are this PC (I told her to back up). Any help please???

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #11

Not sure I understand the problem. Are the pictures most important? (Would be to me) Or the low graphics mode? Have you thought about taking pictures off, using USB drive. They will be way they were installed. Can see on other computers, also make more back ups. Even with low-graphics you should be able to download pictures to USB drive. Save pictures first, then get graphics fixed. Good luck.

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #12

The PC locks up after you continue in low graphics mode, I can get to the terminal OS screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 bu that's all I can do?! Or is it? Not a Ubuntu user, more of a Mac guy...

At the login screen, click the icon to the right of your username and switch to Unity2D. Type your password and login. Is it ok?6

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #14

It never gets to that point even. After booting it shows the 'the system
is running in low graphics mode' screen, I press enter as the mouse isn't
showing. The next screen give 4 options:
* run in low graphics mode for just one session
* reconfigure graphics
* troubleshoot the error
* exit to console login

At this point I can't do anything apart from go to the command prompt.
I've located the pictures directory. What's the command line to copy all
the directories in pictures to my USB drive (named MD16GB)?

Thanks for your help!
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Press CTRL+ALT+F1 and log in there and run:

killall -u $USER

run it as is, do not change the command. You can then switch session and try there, is it ok?

Mark Delahaye (markdelahaye) said : #16

Problem sorted. My IT guy has been in ( Linux god in my eyes :D ) and realised that the disk was full therefore not allowing Ubuntu to use virtual memory and was just 'stopping'. Deleted a couple of 3 Gb movie files and voila! All is well, thanks to everyone for all your help anyway.

You can further clear space by uninstalling old kernels as well as running:

sudo apt-get clean